Yoko Kano, M.S.
B.A., Kansai Gaidai University of Foreign Studies, Japan
M.S., Iona College
Ms. Yoko Kano extensively uses technology to enhance teaching and student learning.She is the recipient of the 2009 Lecturer of the Year at UNCW. Ms. Kano has published number of publications about her experimental technology-enhanced courses and has been making presentations at international as well as national conferences. She serves as the director of Foreign Language Resource Center, director of the North Carolina Teaching Asia Network, director of Japan Center-Coastal Chapter, and coordinator of Asian Studies Minor at UNCW. She has also served as a board member of the National Council of Japanese Language Teachers, a national task force member of American Council on Teaching of Foreign Languages Japanese language standard for preschool to college, and is the former president of Carolina Association of Teachers of Japanese.
“Writing Exchanges with native speakers: Pros & Cons and recommendations” at the 2014 Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese (SEATJ) Conference.
Japanese cultural topics including Japanese food as a UNESCO’s intangible world heritage, Japanese tea ceremony, Rice in Japanese culture, and Japanese calligraphy at 2013-14 North Carolina Teaching Asia Network (NCTAN) seminar for K-12 teachers.
Global Classroom: Going beyond the classroom with technology connecting students to Japan” at National Consortium for Teaching about Asia. It is broadcasted nationwide via videoconference and archived as a simulcast seminar for K-12 teachers.